Manuscript: MS. Ashmole 1511
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Bodleian Library, MS. Ashmole 1511
(The Ashmole Bestiary)
 

Produced: England (Peterborough?), Early 13th century

Language: Latin

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Binding: 
Media: Vellum
Script: Littera textualis formata

Folios: 122  Height: 27.5 cm   Width: 18 cm

Manuscript type: Bestiary

Location: Bodleian Library (University of Oxford), Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Family: Second

 



Source: Bodleian Library LUNA search: MS. Ashmole 1511 | Copyright 2003 Bodleian Library, Oxford University | Folio 15v


 
Description

The manuscript contains about 130 miniatures with animal illustrations on richly gilded background. There are six full page illustrations, with the remaining images on 100 pages. The images are very well drawn and colored.

The Aviarium of Hugh of Fouilloy is included in the text, with 29 full color illustrations. Medieval Book of Birds: Hugh of Fouilloy's Aviarium (Binghampton, NY, 1992) Clark aviary group: Aberdeen.

There are also extracts from Isidore of Seville.

This manuscript is paired with Bodleian Library MS. Douce 151. The artist may be the same as that of Aberdeen University, Univ. Lib. MS 24.


 
Editions and Facsimiles

Printed editions: Bestiarium: Die Texte der Handschrift Ms. Ashmole 1511 der Bodleian Library Oxford in lateinischer und deutscher Sprache (Graz, Austria, 1982, 1986) Adeva, Austria, 1982

Printed facsimiles: Vollständige Faksimile-Ausgabe im Originalformat der Handschrift Ms. Ashmole 1511--Bestiarium: aus dem Besitz der Bodleian Library, Oxford (Graz, Austria, 1982) Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Austria, 1982 / Bestiarium: Die Texte der Handschrift Ms. Ashmole 1511 der Bodleian Library Oxford in lateinischer und deutscher Sprache (Graz, Austria, 1982, 1986) Adeva, Austria, 1982
Digital facsimiles: Bodleian Library (partial)

 

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